ERIC Number: ED105397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Effects of Inservice Training on Teachers' Perceptions Toward Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Instruction.
Iverson, Mervin R.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of inservice education on the perceptions of teachers in the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, Nevada) toward diagnostic-prescriptive reading instruction. A special instrument was desgned for the purpose of assessing teachers' perceptions toward nine processes determined to be critical elements of diagnostic-perscriptive reading instruction. The instrument was administered on a pre-posttest basis to an experimental group of 61 teachers in five elementary schools and a control group of 61 teachers in five elementary schools prior to and immediately following participation of the experimental group in a systematic inservice training program. The results indicated that there were no significant differences between the two groups. Additional findings synthesized from the data include: the inservice program was more successful in some schools than in others, the more successful programs were those which placed the teachers in a passive listening position, and the training program was more successful in changing teachers' perceptions toward processes involving informal diagnosis as opposed to those involving formal diagnosis. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Reading, Reading Research
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Utah